OOTD: the Wedding Challenge

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Jumpsuit: New Look
Hat: Asos

Having never attended a proper wedding before - i.e. the ceremony part, and having compiled fashion pages for wedding guides, I thought finding an outfit for myself would be a fun, quite simple task to undertake. I was wrong. 
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Favourite Bands of 2016

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So 2016 is coming to an end (sob, it's been a good'un) and I have discovered some excellent bands. I thought I'd share to remind us that some positive things have actually occurred this year...


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OOTD: Dream Body

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Zara bodysuit

Jeans: Topshop Jamie
Boots: Asos
Rings: Dixi & Rock 'n Rose


This bodysuit which I wore for my friend's birthday (a day of drinking at Newcastle Gin Festival) is possibly my favourite purchase of 2016 so I thought it was worth its own little post. Next to this top anyway which was an equally long-loved hit.

It wasn't an easy purchase either. Well, the buying itself was pretty simple as always, but the wearing proved a challenge... As much as I support #freethenipple I didn't want mine freeing over a G&T in a crowded event space. BUT I loved it so much that I took a risk and spent time and money on finding a solution. 

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Outfit of the night: flares and how I style them

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Top: Topshop
Necklace: Primark
Trousers: Asos
Rings: Dixi & Rock n Rose
Bangle: Somewhere in Barcelona

I feel like no one reads my blog anymore because, admittedly, I can't say I'm on it with the frequent posting thing. If you are reading this - thank you, and please comment telling me who the hell you are. 

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The Best Independent Online Fashion Boutiques for Something Unique

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We all love Topshop, Asos and co, but time to time it's nice to own something that elicits a 'wow that's so different, where is that from?!' rather than an 'Omg I have that exact same playsuit, please don't wear it on Sat'.

When I see people wearing something which isn't immediately identifiable as an [insert generic fashion store] piece, I genuinely like it so much more - it's the sense of mystery. 

Yet something I do find difficult is sourcing places to find them because of course they aren't overly well known, and a lot of places turn out to be terrible once looked into (both in terms of quality/shipping etc etc). The below options, however, all sell unique, good quality and really cool clothes so if you want something your friends don't, or just stuff that looks a bit vintage and cool rather than mass produced, I'd head here....

Oh and they also have v inspiring Instagram accounts


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Music Review: Foals

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Late last summer, or as I don't really like to think of it but often do, the death of summer – August bank holiday weekend – I found myself having a wonderful time enjoying the fresh (albeit a bit weed infected) air at Bramham Park. Yes, it was Leeds Festival time again and no, I haven't grown out of the Leeds/Reading stage despite being seven years older than the average attendee.

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September Wish List

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Polo neck: Weekday
Bag: Zara
Lipstick: Mac (Prince Noir)
Skirt: New Look
Boots: Carvela (sold in Topshop)
Shirt: Asos

Admittedly this isn't the most visually pleasing wish list I have done, for some reason half the things I want right now are brown (or tan, same thing) and half are black, which doesn't make for a great colour combination. I usually hate brown but with the whole folk/Seventies trend thing, I am being persuaded to like it again. Don't you think it's just so much easier when all your staples are black? Black bag, black boots, black leather jacket... The switch to brown would be tough because I would have to re-buy all of these things in a more appropriate shade... 

The Mac lipstick is on there because I am addicted to Revlon's Black Cherry but it's nowhere near as good quality as Mac lipsticks, so I am trying to find an equivalent. Let me know if you have tried this/seen a good review anywhere!